Yorkshire’s DCS Group acquired in £6.6m deal

Yorkshire’s DCS Group acquired in £6.6m deal
James Stansfield and Ian Woodward from Filtermist International

Yorkshire’s DCS Group has been acquired in a £6.6 million deal by Filtermist International, an industrial air filtration and extraction specialist.

The company, which is part of the Absolent Group, said the deal will provide the group with the opportunity to increase its global presence in key sectors, including pharmaceutical and woodworking.

“This latest deal is designed to significantly enhance Absolent Group’s presence in the dust and fume extraction market,” said Filtermist International CEO James Stansfield.

Founded over 30 years ago, the DCS Group collectively acts as a designer, supplier, installer and commissioner of fume and dust extraction systems.

It consists of several specialist enterprises including DCS & Cades, with both brands enjoying established reputations for providing quality dust extraction systems for customers in a number of industries, including pharmaceutical and woodworking.

The DCS business assets also include Ecogate and Gallito, which between them manufacture a range of industry-associated products, such as FastClip ducting and microprocessor-controlled extraction optimisation systems designed to improve extraction efficiency.

Bringing these products into the Absolent Group provides an opportunity to expand the brands’ presence to overseas markets, utilising an established global distributor and subsidiary network.

DCS Group, which had a consolidated turnover of £11.4 million during 2018, will be integrated and consolidated into Absolent Group with immediate effect.